The 7 F’s for Legacy Service

Happy Easter to each of you.  He is Risen Indeed, and I am so grateful for the hope that His resurrection gives to us!  I am praying that your walk of faith has increased during the month of March and that your services have increased in size or substance.  ​

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All of us can always do more that any of us ever do.  That is a saying that I saw on Facebook last week and it is so true.   Usually, ninety percent of the services are accomplished by ten percent of the people one hundred percent of the time.   Think about the difference that could be made if one hundred percent of the people did ten percent of the services one hundred percent of the time! It would make such a difference in our homes, our churches, our communities, our neighborhoods and who knows far reaching it might go other than God?

Last month, we talked about the seven components of my Legacy that I am leaving to my family and wanted to share with y’all.  The subject for this month is the Family.  Faith was first and now, we are going to look at the family and service.  Your family can serve along with you and probable already do, but I would like us to look at serving within our families.

Take just a few minutes and ponder this question. “ Do you serve your family or is it your job to do what you do?”

Think about the activities that you do for your family.  Some possibilities might be:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning the house
  • Laundry
  • Transporting them to and from events
  • Buying groceries
  • Helping with homework
  • Fill in the blank

Are they chores or blessings?  When we think of serving someone, it should bring a smile to our faces, because we are doing something that we want to do for someone else.  The definition of service is using our resources (time, money, talents) to provide a need for another person.  When I perform a service for someone else, I get a blessing too, because God lets me know that I have pleased Him by helping another person.  Matthew 25:40 tells us

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Everything that we do for someone else is as though we are doing it for the Lord.  Serving others should have a positive effect on us.  We should be happy that God allows us to do things for others.  Go back to our list:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning the house
  • Laundry
  • Transporting them to and from events
  • Buying groceries
  • Helping with homework
  • Fill in the blank
  •  Cooking- Praise God that you have food to feed your family
  • Cleaning the house- Praise God that you have a house for your family to live and that you aren’t among the homeless population in our country.
  • Laundry-Praise God that your family has clothes to wear
  • Transporting them-Praise the Lord that they have activities that they want to participate in that will help them be better citizens
  • Buying groceries – Praise the Lord that He has provided funds to purchase food for your family and they will not be hungry
  • Helping with homework- Praise God that they have the ability and tools to learn and grow into responsible adults
  • Whatever else your choose- find a reason to praise the Lord for allowing you to do it.

Serving your family can be one of the best blessings that you can have.  The right attitude about serving them can turn a drudgery into a worship service right there in your own home.

Spend the month of April serving your family with a smile and a reminder that serving them is as though you were serving God.  I am praying for you sweet friend, Margie

About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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